Cam Newton cracks Kiper's Big Board

Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton is making his first appearance on Mel Kiper's Big Board of the top 25 NFL draft prospects.

Six of Kiper's top 10 prospects are from the SEC, led by Georgia receiver A.J. Green at No. 2. Newton checked in this week at No. 15.

LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson was No. 4, followed by Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley at No. 6, Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett at No. 8, Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus at No. 9 and Alabama receiver Julio Jones at No. 10.

Other SEC players on the Big Board are Alabama running back Mark Ingram at No. 13, LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis at No. 16 and Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod at No. 22.